The Pogues were one of the greatest bands ever to have nearly emerged from Ireland. They could be more accurately described as Hiberno-English but their musical hearts are Irish entirely. MacGowan is a fierce Irish Nationalist/Republican who sports a strong London accent. But whatever nationality he is, he’s a musical genius responsible for some of […]
Here we have a combination of the pipes of Ireland and the pipes of Scotland as they play a selection of tunes for your pleasure. The ties between these two Gaelic nations run deep and stand strong. Hopefully both will soon find the freedom so long denied them. – If you care, give it a […]
Music like this is why we Irish enjoy our drink. It loosens the limbs for throwing shapes. – If you care, give it a share –
The bagpipes are loud but fantastic. Imagine trying to march into battle with guitars in front of you instead… – If you care, give it a share –
This is one of the best of a great back catalogue.
The Waterboys were one of the bands who saved the eighties when popular music was completely shit in the Celtic Isles. The lyrics in this classic are the type of poetry that Bob Dylan only wishes he was capable of.
Here is a jaunty little tune from our cousins in Irish-America. Get you nicely revved up for the weekend.
From The Balladeer of Ireland
A haunting ballad from one of the greatest bands of all time. This song evokes the memories of all those who were failed by the authorities in Ireland, be those authorities colonial or Irish. Millions have been forced to emigrate due to unnecessary hardships and deprivations in our beautiful land, from before the Famine, during […]
This is what the banshee sounds like when you’re drunk on Irish poitín.